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72 - 82 Western Pacific's Last Decade 75.50
A Very Political Railway - The Rescue of the North London Line 42.00
Akron Canton & Youngstown & Akron & Barberton Belt 48.75
Along the Rails - A Survey of Maine's Historic Railroad Buildings 25.00
Amtrak Power in Color Vol 3 48.75
Atlantic Coast Line in Color 48.75
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway- Arcadia 21.50
Blue Ridge Tunnel 21.50
Boston & Maine in Color Vol 3- Guilford Years 48.75
Bridgton & Saco River Boxcars 24.50
Brix Logging Story - In the Woods of Washington and Oregon 28.75
Brix Martime Story 28.75
Building Union Pacific 844 19.50
Burlington Northern Power in Color Vol 2 48.75
Burlington Northern Power in Color Vol 3 48.75
Burlington Railroad Alliance Division- Arcadia 21.50
Canadian National Railways Diesel Locomotives Vol 2 54.75
Canadian National Steam Volume 2 Misc, 4-4-0s, Newfoundland 27.75
Canadian National Steam Volume 3 Moguls 27.75
Canadian National Steam Volume 4 Ten Wheel 27.75
Canadian National Steam Volume 5 Consolidations 27.75
Canadian National Steam Volume 6 Mikado, Santa Fe, Pacific & Hudsons 27.75
Canadian National Steam Volume 7 Mountain, Northerns, Central Vermont 27.75
Canadian National Steam Volume 8 Switchers 27.75
Central Illinois Rails Color Pictorial Vol 2 55.75
Central Railroad of Oregon 49.50
Chesapeake & Ohio Freight Cars 1937-1946 32.75
Chesapeake & Ohio Tunnels 23.75
Chicago "L's" Great Steel Fleet - The Baldies 15.75
Chicago & North Western Power in Color Vol 1 48.75
Chicago America's Railroad Capital 36.75
Chicagoland Electrified Railroads in Color 48.75
Clinch Valley Norfolk & Western District Line 32.75
CMSTP&P RR Standard Roadway, Station & Highway Crossing Signs 19.50
Colorado & Southern No. 9 One Short Season 27.75
Conrail Central Region in Color Vol 1 48.75
Conrail's North Jersey Line 32.75
Delaware & Hudson Bridge Line Freight Vol 2 70.75
Delaware & Hudson Facilities in Color 48.75
Dominion Atlantic Railway 1894-1994 23.75
EMD SD70 Class Vol 1 36.75
Encyclopedia of B&O Cabooses Vol 2 38.75
Franklin County Narrow Gauge Vol 2- The Next Stop is Phillips - Maine 2 Foot 50.75
From a Nickel to A Token - NYC MTA 32.75
General Electric 70 Ton Diesel Locomotives 34.75
Ghost Rails Vol 11 Sharon Steel 60.00
Great American Railroad Stories - H/C 36.75
Hampden Railroad 27.75
Head On - British Columbia's Deadliest Railway Accident 25.75
Hiawatha- Nothing Faster on Rails 100.00
Hidden History of Los Angeles Transportation 19.50
Hollywood's Railroads Vol 3 Narrow Gauge Country 23.75
Iowa Route- Burlington Cedar Rapids & Northern Ry 70.75
Jersey Central Facilities in Color Vol 1 48.75
Jersey Central Lines in Color Vol 4 Pennsylvania 48.75
Lehigh Valley Diesel Pictorial 23.75
Lehigh Valley Railroad A Selected Look at Locations & Facilities - Vol 2 Westward to Packerton Yard 27.75
Lincoln's Funeral Train -The Epic Journey from Washington to Springfield 36.75
Logging Along the Moose River - Victory Branch Railroad 23.75
London Tramway Twilight 40.00
Lord Ashfield's Trams - London 52.00
Milwaukee Road 1847-1939 23.75
Milwaukee Road Power in Color Vol 3 48.75
Mine to Mill History of the Great Lakes Iron Trade From the Iron Ranges to Sault St Marie 27.75
Missouri-Kansas-Texas in Color Vol 3 48.75
Narrow Gauge to the San Juans 50.75
New Haven Passenger Train Consists 1937 & 1945 34.50
New Haven Passenger Train Consists 1952 34.50
New Haven Passenger Train Consists 1955 & 1962 34.50
New Orleans Fabulous Streetcars 24.75
Newburgh, NY and the Erie 33.75
Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Pictorial 27.75
Norfolk Southern 2014-2015 Locomotive Directory 32.75
Norfolk Southern in Action 27.75
North American Railyards 36.75
Pacific Electric Series Vol 1 To the Inland Empire 26.50
Pennsylvania Railroad 1939 Passenger Train Consists Vol 1 34.50
Pennsylvania Railroad 1939 Passenger Train Consists Vol 2 34.50
Pennsylvania Railroad Dining Car Department Cooking Instructions 34.50
Pittsburg & Shawmut in Color 48.75
Pittsburgh Trolleys in Color Vol 2 48.75
Railroaders: Jack Delano's Homefront Photography 55.75
Railroading on the Wabash Fourth District 36.75
Railroads and Trolleys of Amherst, Massachusetts 27.75
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Vol 29 28.50
Red Arrow Lines in Color 48.75
Roads, Rivers & Rails D&H Vol 2 70.75
Rock Down, Coal Up The Story of the Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad 23.75
Rock Island Power in Color Vol 1 48.75
Rock Island Power in Color Vol 2 48.75
Salute to the Hudswells - Australian Sugar Cane RRs 42.00
Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Cabooses 556-558 24.50
Santa Fe Railway Diesel Locomotive Painting & Lettering Guide 65.75
Santa Fe Rolling Stock Reference Vol 8 Santa Fe Box Cars Shock Control Era 55.75
Soldiers in the Woods - The US Army's Spruce Production Division in WW1 54.75
Soo Line Remembered 55.75
Southern Electric Driver 28.00
Southern Pacific Along the Pacific Coast 70.75
Southern Pacific And the Krauss Maffei Hydraulics 70.75
Southern Pacific Freight Cars Vol 4 Box Cars - Revised Edition 65.75
Southern Pacific Heavy Pacifics - s/c 34.75
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Vol 20 Passenger Cab Units Reprise 35.75
Southern Pacific Ten-Coupled Locomotives 80.75
Southern Pacific Through Passenger Service in Color 48.75
Southern Pacific Trackside in Northern California 1974-1996 48.75
Southern Pacific's Sacramento Shops 80.75
SP Vol 42 Pictorial T&NO Houston to New Orleans - 26.50
Speedliners Milwaukee Road's Hiawatha Steam Locomotives 27.75
Spread of London' s Underground - 3rd Edition 20.00
State Belt - San Francisco's Waterfront Railroad 56.75
Starr Gate to the Tower -Blackpool Tramway since 1960 Vol 1 58.00
Steel Rails Across East Carolina 39.75
Streamliners at Spencer 29.00
Streetcars of Florida's First Coast 19.50
The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore - Canadian Ry Stations 27.75
To the Edge of the World- Trans-Siberian Express 25.75
Toronto Streetcars Serve the City 23.75
Tracks of the NY Subway 2015 Edition 40.00
Trackside Around San Francisco 1956-1976 48.75
Trackside in California 1964-99 w/Drury 48.75
Trains to the Trenches The Men, Trains & Tracks that took Armies to War 1914-18 27.75
TRRA Madison Yard 39.75
Tube Trivia - London Underground 12.00
Twilight and Dawn of the East Broad Top 1945-1965 25.75
Twin Ports by Trolley The Streetcar Era in Duluth-Superior 36.75
Underground Maps After Beck 40.00
Union Pacific Big Boys in Action 23.75
Union Pacific Northwest 80.75
Waynesburg & Washington Railroad Second Number 4 25.75
Western Maryland Railway Final O.S. 45.75
X Car (Private Owner) Color Guide Vol 1 48.75
You Can't Beat the Train - Highway Rail Grade Crossing Safety 19.50


American Wire & Steel Company- Cleveland, OH 60.00
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Locust Point Transfer Bridges 27.00
Denver & Rio Grande RR San Juan Ext. Wolf Creek Trestle 27.00
Expansion of the N&W to include the NKP & Wabash 27.00
Maps of Interurban Lines 27.00
Northern Pacific Tacoma, WA Passenger Station 27.00
Pennsylvania Railroad Harbor Facilities 27.00
Pennsylvania Railroad Inspection of Physical Property 1948 70.00
Pennsylvania Railroad Record of Transportation Lines 1940 30.00
Pictorial History of the C&O Train and Auto Ferries & Pere Marquette Line Steamers 30.00
Steel Making Cleveland District Plants - Republic Steel 27.00
This is the Bessemer 27.00
Wilfred Sykes The Story of a Modern Ore Boat27.00


Carolinas Short Lines in Color Vol 1 Due 5/1/15 48.75
Conrail Power in Color Vol 1 Due 5/1/15 48.75
Trackside in the Martimes 1967-1993 w/Linley Due 5/1/15 48.75
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Facilities in Color Vol 2 Due 6/1/15 48.75
Florida East Coast Railway in Color Due 6/1/15 48.75
Strasburg Rail Road in Color Due 6/1/15 48.75
Alaska Railroad in Color Vol 1 Due 7/1/15 48.75
Dereco in Color Due 7/1/15 48.75
GM&O The Alton Route in Color Vol 2 Due 7/1/15 48.75
Chessie System in Color Due 8/1/15 48.75
Chicago & North Western Power 1963-1995 in Color Vol 2 Due 8/1/15 48.75
Conrail Central Region in Color Vol 2 Due 8/1/15 48.75


All Aboard The Wonderful World of Disney Trains Due September45.75
Along the Mount Beacon Incline Railway Due July21.50
Canadian Trackside Guide 2015 Due April35.00
Chicago Streetcar Pictorial The PCC Car Era 1936-1958 Due 201565.75
Classic Railroad Signals Due April32.75
Colours of Yesterday's Trolleybuses Due Soon82.00
CSX in Action Due April32.75
Diesel Spotter's Guide Update 2008-2014 Due Spring TBA
Down by the N&W Depot Due Soon36.75
Freight Cars of the '40s and '50s Due June20.75
Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon Railway - Arcadia Due March21.50
James J. Hill's Legacy to Railway Operations Due July 38.75
Logging in Mason County (WA) 1946-1985 - Arcadia Due March 21.50
London's Metro-Land Due Soon36.00
Making Trains Sound Like Trains - Locomotive Whistles Due April36.75
Mine to Mill History of the Great Lakes Iron Trade From Sault St Marie to the Lower Lake Ports Due September27.75
New York's Liners - Arcadia Due May21.50
Overland Route Passenger Trains Due Spring65.75
Railroad Depots, Stations & Terminals Due October27.75
Railroad Photography of Jack Delano Due October55.75
Railroad Vision: Steam Era Images From the Trains Magazine Archives Due October55.75
Railroaders Without Borders - A History of the Railroad Development Corporation Due October40.75
Rails to the Atlantic - Quebec & Maritimes Due September27.75
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Vol 30 Due April28.50
Rockford & Interurban Railway - Arcadia Due March21.50
San Francisco Trolleys Due 201523.75
Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes & Predecessors Equipment Vol 4 Due June55.75
Schuylkill Canal- Arcadia Due June21.50
Served by London's Trolleybuses Due Soon62.00
Silver Rails The Railroads of Leadville, Colorado Due July55.75
Soo Line in Minnesota Due November60.75
Staten Island Rapid Transit- Arcadia Due June21.50
Steamboats to Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket - Arcadia Due March21.50
Steel From Mine to Mill Due May32.75
Streamliners- Locomotives & Trains in the Age of Speed & Style Due October32.75
Vintage and Modern Diesel Locomotives Due October32.75

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